Taryn Simon - An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
by Taryn Simon
An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
25 x 34 cm
9.8 x 13.4 in
70 color plates
Foreword by Salman Rushdie
Texts by Elisabeth Sussman, Christina Kukielski and Ronald Dworkin
Originally published in 2007
Published by Hatje Cantz
In An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Simon compiles an inventory of what lies hidden and out-of-view within the borders of the United States. She examines a culture through the documentation of subjects from domains including: science, government, medicine, entertainment, nature, security, and religion.
Confronting the divide between those with and without the privilege of access, Simon’s collection reflects and reveals that which is integral to America’s foundation, mythology, and daily functioning.